However it is the result of defunding and deregulating public education. Whether it is a stated goal or just a convenient side effect doesn't matter.
I LOL that, in the face of the thousands getting their health insurance policies cancelled over ObamaCare, you suddenly get all empirical-results oriented and stuff. You might want to consider (a) homeschooling, where children are gaining education, without so much Commie indoctrination, or (b) the new Glenn Reynolds tome. You might "learn" something.
yet you want more to prevent them from happening
There are two kinds of people: those who want to grow the culture, and those that want to burn it down to the ground. I am unabashedly in the former category, and would that you'd join the project.
a strange way of describing the views
Only if reality is strange to you.
They would throw me out. The GOP is not nearly enough of a large tent
Ahem. We're not talking about Other Democrats here; we're talking about actual conservatives. I realize that you're content on your Progressive Plantation; please understand that, based upon what I've seen you write on Slashdot, you don't know much about conservativism. I can say I've lived on the edge of the DC Singularity for ~15 years, and even hung out in academia for a couple, at George Washington University. I have personal experience of the evil I decry.
So Rachel Maddow’s entire segment was one big lie. Her central premise, that the Florida welfare statute was an initiative of the Koch brothers, was false, and she knew it. She made the whole thing up to fool the low-IQ viewers who form MSNBC’s base. But the story gets even worse.
restrict education to only those who they feel deserve it
That is absolutely not a conservative viewpoint. I can grant you that there is a minority that wants to make abortion completely illegal; I'd settle for just not getting mugged to pay for murders. Also, only the most extreme libertarians would argue for zero (0) taxes. The common thought is that the enumerated powers of the Constitution make sense, and should be funded. Mandating gun ownership, while bandied about, is about as un-conservative as mandating health insurance.
In all, you proffer a mostly distorted view of conservativism. Come on down to http://www.cpac.org/ and try some enlightenment for a change. It would help you a lot, I think. Can I sponsor a ticket for you?
Show me where I committed such an offense.
they would quickly revise the laws to allow them to purchase or shut down all the rest of them at will
I'm really, really bored with your series of slanders of both me and other decent Americans. Cut that out.
they have significantly differing views on the relationship of the role of government to the citizenry and the economy
The debate between R's & D's is not "Should we get our Thelma & Louise on?", but, rather, who gets to drive.
Local governments are no less corrupt.
Well, yes they are. Your local putzes cannot inflate the currency, and beggar the unborn.
If the Tea Party took full control we would see silence like none we have before. They've already been buying media outlets, they would quickly revise the laws to allow them to purchase or shut down all the rest of them at will.
Lord have mercy on you for slandering good Americans.